Rennes - France ,
August 31st September 3rd, 2004

Programme Chairman
Ivica Crnkovic
Malardalen University, Sweden 

Programme co-chair

Magnus Larsson
ABB Corporate Research 


Submission of papers: 
March 1st , 2004

Notification of acceptance: 
May 3th, 2004

Camera-ready paper due: 
June 9th , 2004

Programme Committee
Antonia Bertolino (CNT, Italy)
Jan Bosch (U-Groningen, NL)
Arne-Jørgen Berre ( SINTEF, Norway)
Michel Chaudron (U-Eindhoven, NL)
Onur Demirörs, (METU, Turkey)
Jacky Estublier (Imag, France)
Even-André Karlson (Q-labs, SE)
Andre van der Hoek (U-CA, USA)
Gerald Kotonya (U-Lancaster, UK)
Stig Larsson (ABB, SE)
Kung-Kiu Lau (U-Manchester, UK)
Eila Niemelä (VTT, Finland)
Oscar Nierstrasz (U-Bern,
Rob van Ommering (Philips, NL)
Stefano De Panfilis (Engineering Ingegneria Informatica, Italy)
Annita Persson Dahlqvist (Ericsson, SE)
Alexander Romanovsky, (U-Newcastle,UK)
Muthu Ramachandran, (U-Leeds, UK)
Veikko Seppänen (U-Oulu, Finland)
Heinz Schmidt (Monash U, Australia)
Judith Stafford,(Tufts U, USA)
Fritz Stallinger (U-Linz, Austria)
Jeffrey Voas (Cigital, USA)
Kurt Wallnau (CMU-SEI, USA)
Mario Zagar (U-Zagreb, Croatia)
Christian Zeidler (ABB, Germany)
IRISA, pictures

Component-based software engineering (CBSE), is an emerging development paradigm that promises to accelerate software development and to reduce costs by assembling systems from prefabricated software components. Designing, developing and maintaining components and  component-based applications for reuse is, however, a very complex process, which places high requirements not only for the component functional and non-functional properties, but also for the development organization. CBSE covers many software engineering disciplines and different techniques which still have not been fully defined, explained and exploited either from theoretical or practical points of view. CBSE has been successful in certain engineering domains, but it is still in the early stage of utilization in many other domains, in particular those which have specific requirements on different quality attributes.

The aim of the conference track is to bring together practitioners and researchers from academia and industry to improve the theories, technologies, and processes in component-based software development. We encourage submissions of both theoretical nature and experience reports from academia and especially from industry. Suggested areas of interest include, but are not restricted to:

Component models and technologies Dependability of component-based systems
Component specifications Components for real-time and embedded systems
Component compositions Components and Quality Attributes
Component-based software architecture

COTS components

Component-based requirements engineering Middleware solutions for CBSE
Evaluation of components Development environment and tools
Component design, implementation, testing CBSE and
Component development processes Software component markets and businesses
Evolution of Component-based applications CBSE organizational issues
Software product-line approach Case studies and experience reports
CBSE and emerging disciplines (services, MDA, Agent-based programming,aspect-oriented programming )

The submissions should be made electronically, either in postscript or PDF format. To submit papers visit http://www.idt.mdh.se/ecbse/2004/cyber/html/submit.

The accepted paper should follow two column IEEE conference format. To get format  description and templates follow  http://www.idt.mdh.se/ecbse/2004/ecbse-mansubmit.htm  link.

Papers should not exceed 8 pages (in IEEE/CS proceedings format; 10pt, single-space, double-column) or 6000 words and include an abstract of up to 150 words. If accepted, the paper must be made available in  Camera-ready forms by June 15th, 2003, and it must be personally  presented at the EUROMICRO 2004 Conference by the author or one of the  co-authors. The presenting author(s) must pre-register (full fee) for EUROMICRO 2004 before the due date of the Camera-ready paper.

This track is an integral part of the EUROMICRO 2004 conference. The conference proceedings will be published by the IEEE Computer Society.


See EUROMICRO conference page
http://www.kom.tu-darmstadt.de/euromicro2004/  and the Workshop website at http://www.idt.mdh.se/ecbse/2004/

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